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MONUMENT NO. 1339535

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A nineteenth century wheelpit sited near the main area of surface activity at Birch Tor and Vitifer Tin Mines. An archaeological field survey in 2001 recorded its dimension as 14.5 metres by 1.8 metres, and surviving to a depth of one metre. The walls are constructed from very large pieces of masonry. Water was diverted to the waterwheel from a branch of the main mine leat (Monument HOB UID 1339538) via the tailrace of another wheelpit sited further uphill to the west (Monument HOB UID 1339538). The waterwheel powered the flat rods for pumping at Dunstan's Shaft.

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